Fireplacing (known as My Fireplace in Europe) is exactly what the title suggests, a fireplace simulator for the Wii. It was developed by Continental Games and published by Korner Entertainment and is available for download via the WiiWare service. The game was released in December 2010.
Why It Sucks
- A screen saver for your Wii of a fireplace. Almost no gameplay whatsoever.
- The entire "game" is nothing more than watching a fireplace lazily burn.
- There are only two options for fireplaces, despite the game seemingly indicating there are six. You choose between a Classic, Romantic, and Christmas fireplace, then choose either automatic or manual fireplace action. The last choice is the only one that matters because the only differences of choosing a particular theme consist of minor clutter around the fireplace.
- Sound of logs burning doesn't loop correctly, and is the only sound effect in the entire game.
- There is no music whatsoever.
- Poor fire effects.
- Decorations look outdated and blurry.
- When set to Automatic, the fire will burn on for eternity. Manual mode requires some slight interaction: you press A to load the logs, then press A to light them, then press A and swing the Wii Remote to stoke the fire. You then take a nap and wake up to press A, after which the process repeats.
- Logs don't pile on each other; instead they replace the logs that are already present. You also can't add any logs until the game tells you to.
- Costs 500 points to download.
- The game looks like a Little Inferno clone.
- You can easily find similar fireplace simulator videos for free.
The Only Redeeming Quality
- It's relaxing.
The game was given a 1 out of 10 by Nintendo Life and a 0 out of 10 by Nintendo Gamer.